Dem-NPL Statement on Plan to End Covid-19 Business Closures

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum today announced guidelines for certain businesses to re-open after being closed by his executive order related to the covid-19 pandemic. On the same day, the North Dakota AFL-CIO and related organizations put forward a proposal that puts worker safety at the forefront of any and all economic re-opening

Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:

“As restaurant employees, barbers, and stylists head back to their jobs, while other workers are directed to work from home if possible, we need to recognize that all of us have a responsibility to them and each other. That means not only taking personal safety precautions, but also supporting paid family leave, so everyone can take time off when they’re sick or need to take care of a family member.  Without these precautions and stronger policies in place, we’ll be back where we started.”